Muskrat Love or Hate

Found out what all of the noise was the other night.  Apparently here in South Dakota we have quite the number of muskrats moving around.  Lily, my half sheltie, half miniature dachsund is on the lookout every night since she spotted one.  Last fall when they were building their houses out of branches and twigs in the sleugh (body of water) many of them were building high, tall ones.  Farmers almanac says if the muskrat houses are tall, we are headed for a long hard winter.  They were so right!!  Yesterday was the first fun day I have had outside in the yard.

I live in South Dakota and hunting is part of our economy.  All the years I have lived here, I never knew they made coats out of muskrats!  I am all for PETA.  I don’t want to get into a debate about that.  I knew they made leather products out of them.

I am learning something new today and thought to be interesting. So, right now it is muskrat season for the pelts for a few weeks longer.  Until then, I know Lily will be on the lookout for them each night!
Keep Flying!
Marilyn

27 Fling Boogie

This is Day 42 The Flylady Way.  I have been posting my picture daily on Facebook The Flylady page.  It started out as the March Habit Getting Dressed To Shoes.  I only intended it to be a personal challenge.  Getting Dressed to Shoes was something I wasn’t good at.  I don’t work outside of my home, so figured what is the need?  Boy, was I wrong!  So many great things have happened since I took this on.  Many flybabies from www.flylady.net have been cheering me on and look for my daily post.  It has been lots of fun.  Most of our communicating back and forth has been through the www.facebook.com format.  Many suggested I write a blog so that is what I have done.  I am still learning many things about this and hopefully will be a simple task of getting it on the computer and to you.

What is a 27 Fling Boogie?
It is a great way to get yourself moving!  Decluttering our home, yard, and our lives are the reasons for this blog.  We all simply have too much stuff!  So one can pick 27 things to throw away, to give away, and to put away.  Add a dose of fun to this and it is a snap!


All of this is fresh in my mind and then I say to my neighbor kids, “Want to do a 27 Fling Boogie?”  They say,   “Sure, what’s that?”  I told them to follow me.  We went outside and said, “What I would like you all to do is run around the yard and each pick up 27 twigs or branches and put them in a pile.  When they get dried out, we will have a marshmallow roast!  Sound fun?”  They say “Cool!”  There were 5 of us and each picked up 27 branches totaling 135!!  It all took less than 15 minutes!!  After, I gave them each a cheese stick to eat.  What kid doesn’t like cheese!!


Try a 27 Fling Boogie out in your yard.  You will be surprised at the results!  I sure was!
Keep Flying!
Marilyn



Jenna and I saying “TADA!!”

Trying To Find The Right Web Browser

I am blogging this in blogger. I am new to blogging and when it comes to computer literacy, well I am not far along. I started the blog named “The Flylady Way” a few days ago. I have been having fun with this and it is all new. I don’t want to lose my followers. I want it to be easy for them to go back and forth with facebook as that is how my true adventure began. If anyone could help me with this, I would be forever grateful.

Keep Flying!
Marilyn

Eating One Frog A Day The Flylady Way

This is my first post.  One of the flybaby members started a post called Eating One Frog A Day.  For example she said her frog was filling out some insurance papers she had been putting off.  Well this is my frog that I am eating today!  I have no idea what will become of it except I am going to keep eating a frog a day until this develops for me and I hope you will follow me along the way!

For anyone that doesn’t know who The Flylady is, wait no more!  She is the biggest thing in online coaching for all your home and organization needs!  The best cheerleaders of this group I found have been on Facebook Page.  I have been flying since 2005.  I figure if I have been thinking about Flylady in any shape or form, I consider it flying.  Some will say fluttering and that is perfectly ok if it works for you.  Personally it didn’t for me.  It somehow gave me an out and that was probably the March Habit that I have had so much trouble with these past 5 years.  It is “Getting Dressed To Shoes”  Today is Day 38 and I thank this habit and now a new habit called “Eating a Frog a Day” thanks to Flybaby Candy Rougie  Why?  Because this blog named “The Flylady Way” has been created simply because I was willing to “Eat One Frog Today!”  Seriously, I have eaten frog legs in a restaurant once and they seem to taste like a blend of fish and chicken. Thank you all flybabies for giving me the courage to start this journey.

I am finding the Flylady Principles can be used in so many areas of one’s life and in this blog I intend to show you by sharing other interests of mine.  Gardening is something I have learned to love.  It wasn’t any fun when I was a kid and my mom said go weed the garden.  I thought yuck!  I couldn’t see the big picture of babystepping, discipline, admiration to name a few.  Our moms had the wisdom we had not yet found.  That’s what Flylady has done for so many of us, is shared her wisdom with us and if we step out into faith or eat one frog a day and just try some of the things Flylady talks about I know we will make this a better world! 
Keep Flying!
Marilyn